Russell Ronnebaum, a Kansas native, earned a Bachelor of Music degree in piano performance from the University of Kansas. He then attended the University of Arizona where he received a Master of Music degree in collaborative piano under the guidance of Dr. Paula Fan.
This year he has performance and compositional engagements with Artifact Dance Project, The Rogue Theatre, and the University of Arizona. Past engagements have been with acclaimed organizations such as the Tucson Symphony Orchestra (TSO), American Wind Symphony Orchestra, Arizona Opera, Tucson Masterworks Chorale, Arizona Repertory Singers, and Tucson Arizona Boys Chorus. Russell is the assistant director of music at St. Mark Catholic Church in Oro Valley.
Russell has served as the staff accompanist for the Tucson Masterworks Chorale since 2015. For the spring 2017 Masterworks Chorale series, Mr. Ronnebaum performed as soloist for Beethoven’s 2ndPiano Concerto, Op. 19.
Russell made his Carnegie Hall debut in 2016 performing at the piano with American pianist and composer Dan Forrest.
In 2015, Mr. Ronnebaum recorded his first album of concert arrangements and original works for piano titled “Winter Scenes”. Recent composition commissions and premieres include music for voice, choir, piano, string orchestra, dance and live theatre.
The University of Arizona—Master of Music (Collaborative Piano)
The University of Kansas—Bachelor of Music (Piano Performance)